Great Timeless Truths

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a government.

– John Adams

If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.

– Mark Twain

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

– Winston Churchill

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

– George Bernard Shaw

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.

– Douglas Casey, Classmate of Zipp Clinton at Georgetown University

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

– P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.

– Frederic Bastiat, French economist(1801-1850)

I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

– Will Rogers

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.

– Voltaire (1764)

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!

– Pericles (430 B.C.)

No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.

– Mark Twain (1866)

Talk is cheap… except when government does it.

– Anonymous

The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.

– Ronald Reagan

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.

– Mark Twain

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.

– Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.

– Thomas Jefferson

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

– Aesop

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free!

– P.J. O’Rourke

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money

– Margaret Thatcher

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